A parachutist had a lucky escape on Saturday evening – after crashing into a tree.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 6pm on Saturday April 16 after a woman was reported to have crash landed while using a parachute and became stuck in a tree. Thankfully the woman was uninjured and was rescued by fire crews.
As reported by Chronicle Live, crews from the Durham and Darlington Fire Rescue Service worked alongside paramedics from the North East Ambulance Service to bring the trapped woman to safety. The firefighters used working at height equipment and a ladder to help the woman down from the tree.
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A spokeswoman for the brigade said: “We were called to the scene at approximately 6pm. Our crews attended the scene near Willerby Grove in Peterlee. A female adult was found stuck in a tree.
“We used working at height equipment and a short extension ladder was also in use. She was then assessed by the North East Ambulance Service and we released her to them.
The NEAS fortunately confirmed that the woman was unharmed after becoming stuck, after she was handed over into their care they were able to see that she’d escaped unscathed from the tree.
A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We got a call at 5.15pm with a report that a woman had landed in a tree near East Durham College. The Fire and Rescue Service were on the scene and they rescued the woman from the tree. She had no injuries.”
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